Hi! We are 3D-Tools and we’re here to bridge the gap between what is and what can & will be.
That gap is, right now, rather large!
While the explosive growth of the 3d printing industry is fantastic, it’s also a bit of a challenge for those of us that would not be considered very technical in nature. While it’s not rocket science…well some of it is rocket science…it’s also some what more technical in nature than, say, setting up an HP inkjet printer.
“Wait, so I need to calibrate the print head too?”
Sadly the days of self sufficiency have passed our society by with our disposable approach to our lives. Things are no longer repaired but instead disposed of when a problem arises. This has been a long time coming and in many respects by design.
3D-Tools is your resource to help bridge that knowledge gap.
Whether you’ve been 3d printing for a while or whether you’re new to the whole game there will come a time when you’ll need some expertise or at least advice on how to do what & when.
3D-Tools would like to be that resource for you! Our team is made up of seasoned business professionals and 3d technology pioneers plus our extensive connections in the industry ensure that your question will be handled in the most effective manner possible. Unlike others in this exploding marketplace we don’t claim to have all the answers, we do promise however to find that answer for you if you place your trust in us to do so.
As this market expands so will our knowledge & by extension yours. I’m happy to be on this voyage with you!
When it comes to quality, there’s an old adage that suggests that you’d never be dissatisfied with the best you can get. Sounds right I guess, but within the world of 3D printing there is one disproven case and that refers to PLA filament. With many benefits supported by the environmental movement, because it’s made from corn starch or other plant materials, it really is an excellent product. So if the supporters of sustainability decide to focus on that have they made a good choice? Sounds a little far-fetched perhaps, but this ‘exotic’ material is, by far, the most sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly product on the market; now, and for no doubt, a long time to come.
Drained water alga fibers close up.
It all starts on a fish farm somewhere in Jamaica. That’s not the only place that they harvest alga plants, but it is one of the most compelling stories surrounding this amazing 3d printing filament, where the raw material is almost free!
A bi-product of this situation is the fact that the farm no longer has to use harsh chemistry to control the algae, but now it’s simply removed from the water, using specially designed machines, on a 24/7 basis.
The lack of chemicals means considerably cleaner water which improves the overall health of the fish in the farm. In addition to this, the water can now be used in the local community, along with the fish stock to feed the hungry. It’s the fish, actually, that are the really compelling part of the story.
3D-Fuel stumbled upon the farm in Jamaica where a specific type of white fish spawns naturally; the only other place in the world where this happens is in Taiwan. The problem with Taiwan is that the aquaculture practices (aquaculture = fish farms) leave a little bit to be desired. Think open, raw sewage and you’ll get the idea! They freeze the fish, in some cases for up to a year, before they ship it to be served on restaurant tables around the world.
Now the fish coming out of the Jamaica aquaculture center are, of course, cleaner, healthier, fresh and, as mentioned, 3D-Fuel have arranged for some of them to be donated to the needy in the local population.
So if you’re looking for a 3D product that meets all your printing needs with the added bonus of feeling good about how it comes to market then you’ve most certainly found it!